Live mobile streaming service Bambuser has been at the forefront of this revolutionary approach. Its industry leading technology – including a live chat function that allows viewers to interact with the broadcaster – has been used in a variety of groundbreaking broadcasts including:
(1) ‘Sussex Police: Live’– in a world first event for a police force, Sussex Police live streamed its activities for 24 hours from a series of mobile phones. The experiment was an enormous success, broadcasting a total of 2,500 hours of vision watched by 74,000 people – at no cost to the general public. Highlights can be found on YouTube.
(2) ‘Truls, minute by minute’ – Norwegian television station TV2 broadcast 24 hours in the life of local celebrity Truls Svendsen via a Nokia phone and microphone strapped to his head. The live show broke all web traffic records for TV2, gaining nearly 500,000 viewers.
(3) Bambuser New York Challenge – to demonstrate the robustness and flexibility of live streaming, Bambuser Executive Chairman Hans Eriksson recently undertook a grueling, 24-hour non-stop journey through New York City, live streaming all he saw and encountered. The broadcast was viewed by people from over 90 countries.
(4) ‘Let Europe Watch’ – an ongoing campaign by Sweden’s largest betting company to convince the US authorities to move weekend professional ice hockey games to times more suitable to European fans.
(5) And last, but by no means least, Finland’s bizarre ultra-marathon Kaivuriskaba competition. After over five months of live coverage of their existence living in an earth digger, two contestants remain in the running to win the competition’s first prize – the earth digger they’ve been sat in. Kaivuriskaba has proved a hit with the public, to date attracting over 1.5 million viewers.
“These events provide clear proof how Bambuser is being used to challenge traditional broadcasting formats,” said Hans Eriksson. “A range of totally unconnected bodies – from a British police force to a Swedish betting company – have shown you can host cost-effective, interactive, live broadcasts.
The social and emotional effect that interactive TV has on the audience, creates a unique engagement and provides competition for top notch TV-productions that can’t offer that opportunity.
Technology now enables us to produce a range of TV formats with little more than a mobile phone and an Internet connection. Our vision of ‘live broadcasting for everyone’ is starting to come true.”
Bambuser (http://bambuser.com/) is a free, simple-to-use live video service that allows users to quickly and easily broadcast, watch and share live video through mobile phones and computers. Bambuser also enables instant sharing to the world's favourite social networks including Facebook, Twitter and many more. Used by both consumers and professional broadcasters worldwide, Bambuser is the easiest and most dynamic video broadcasting solution for mobile devices, webcams and DV-cameras.